Snap peas, also known as sugar snap peas are really easy to grow. Similar to other peas, but most people prefer the snap peas instead of the other peas, because of the sweeter taste.
The key to success with these peas is to know when to harvest it. Harvesting it too soon, and you will have empty pods. Harvesting it too late, and you will have peas that are hard and not as delicious as what snap peas normally is.
With this guide, you will get to know more about sugar snap peas. How to grow it successfully, and how to harvest it at the right time.
What Are Snap Peas and How is It Different From Other Peas
It is important to know what are snap peas, and how are these peas different from other peas. In general, snap peas are similar, with just one difference.
Snap peas are smaller, sweeter peas that you can eat in the pod as well. This is how soft these peas are. And, this is what is making them different from other peas.
With other peas, you will need to get the peas out of the pods, before you can cook and enjoy eating it.
Knowing When Snap Peas Are Ready for Picking
One thing that is essential for snap peas is to know when these peas are ready for picking. If you wait too long, then you might not be able to enjoy the peas with the pods. When you don’t wait long enough, you might have pods alone, without any peas in.
You need to consider a couple of things before you know that your peas are ready to be picked. Do you want large or small peas? Do you want to enjoy the pods with the peas, or are you going to open the pods up?
In general, the pods need to be full. You need to see that there are peas inside the pod to know that the peas are ready to be picked. If you want larger peas, you need to wait a couple of days longer.
Harvesting Snap Peas Correctly
When you are harvesting snap peas, you need to do it correctly. You don’t want to damage the peas inside the pods, and you don’t want to damage your plant. This is why you need to remember these.
On the one hand, you need to support the plant. Making sure that you don’t damage the plant with the pulling of the pod.
On the other hand, you need to take hold of the pod, keeping it firmly in your hand, without damaging the pod. Then you just pull the pod from the plant. It is easy but can cause you to damage the plant if you don’t support the plant with one hand.
It is important to look for pods that are ready for harvesting on a daily basis. What might not be ready today will be ready tomorrow. Leaving it a day too long, you might find that it ends up being inedible.
Growing Snap Peas to Get the Most Out of Your Plant
The great thing about snap peas is that if you are caring for the plant correctly, you can peas throughout the season. However, then you need to make sure that you are going to care for the plant correctly.
Plant support is essential.
Any pea plant needs added support. It can grow to a huge, heavy plant that might fall to the ground when it became too heavy. Causing damage to the plant. With the right added support, you will be able to see the pods easier, and the plant won’t damage while it’s growing.
You don’t want to get the plant dry.
When this happens the pea plant will die and you will not get any more peas for the season. This is why you need to make sure that the soil is always moist.
Don’t let the soil gets dry at all. Daily watering is essential if you are living in a dry, hot climate.
Other General Growing Tips for Peas and Snap Peas
Growing peas in healthy soil that is getting the right nutrients is important. The healthier the soil, the better it will be for the snap peas.
You can ask a professional for some advice about the type of nutrients you need to add to the soil.
You should also look for diseases that your plant might have. The sooner you are getting rid of the diseases the better it will be for your plants.
This is everything you need to know about growing healthy and tasty snap peas. You will learn when to harvest, and how do these peas look when it is time to harvest them.
And, with the general growing tips, you will not have a problem with growing peas every again.